Help young people access equine assisted therapy

Transport / Driving volunteers needed for Reading Young Carers

img03We are looking for volunteers to help drive young people from Reading to Binfield and back where they will be taking part in 1-2-1 Equine Assisted Therapy

You will be asked to pick the child up from school, take them to their session, wait while they have their session and bring them home again.

Being in the car is a really open time for young people as we often find they will open up more when an adult is focussed on a task like driving and not looking at them! This is a crucial time in their therapy journey to have a supportive befriender who can talk to them.

If you don’t have your own transport but could support the project, there is a possibility of using an Reading Borough Council (RBC) pool car. Either way the insurance implications are covered by RBC. You just need a full clean driving licence.

You’ll have all the training and support you need for this satisfying and much valued role.

Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Young Carers Coordinator
Their phone number?
01189 374 003
0788 5814 571
Contact instructions?
Do email Flic in the first instance if you can, as she's often out and about and doesn't want to miss your enquiry.

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMTue PMThu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Transport / Driving
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloGood sense of humourPatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
We provide full Safeguarding training
Is support given?
Description of support
Regular contact with project leader
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
13 January 2016